Mary Joy One-Mile Run & Walk

Mary Joy
Development Association
To The World
Ethiopian Restaurant

Tsapatos Belay, owner of Lalibela Restaurant, and Safety And Health Foundation
QR cordially invite you to
Sunday, December 24, at 12:00 noon

at Lalibela Restaurant, 1621 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington VA 22204

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  • Complete 2017 results
  • Awards

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  • Out'n'back on completely flat suburban streets and sidewalks, passing The Great Wall of Arlington
  • No road crossings
  • We share the sidewalk with other users -- please be courteous to other pedestrians -- please always stay to the right


  • From Arlington Boulevard (Route 50), turn south on South Fillmore Street
  • At 7th Street South, South Fillmore Street becomes South Walter Reed Drive
  • Continue southbound on South Walter Reed Drive to 16th Street South
  • Turn left into free parking in front of Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

  • From I-395, turn north on South Glebe Road
  • Go up the hill to 17th Street South
  • Turn right into free parking in front of Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant


  • No t-shirt, but every entrant receives a $5-off coupon for Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Book-signing by Jay Jacob Wind, author, The Man Who Stole The Sun at 1:00 PM -- copies of the book hand-printed and autographed are $10.00 each | Visit the author's web page | Visit the book's Amazon Kindle page


  • First 3 overall M/F, first 3 M/F in age groups: students up to 12th grade, adults 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
  • Award certificates suitable for framing, gift certificates from Tsapatos Belay, and seven-color holiday lights from Safety And Health Foundation

    For more information, contact:

  • Jay Jacob Wind (, 703-927-4833)
  • Tsapatos Belay (, 703-485-7406)

  • To benefit Mary Joy Development Association
  • Mary Joy Development Association (MJDA) is a nongovernmental, non religious, non political and nonprofit making organization established under the Civil Societies and Charity Agency of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with registration number 060. The idea of MJDA emerged with the inception of the present Executive Director Sister Zebider Zewdie with a remarkable support of other fellows.

    MJDA focuses on four program areas: Improving Livelihoods; HIV & AIDS; community and organizational capacity building; and private community - public partnership

    Where Mary Joy is operational

  • Target Areas: MJDA works in two regions: Addis Ababa and Southern Nations and Nationalities, based at four coordination offices (Kolfei, Yeka, Hawassa, Dilla) and nine satellite offices located in Southern nations and nationalities, Sidama Zone, Gedoi Zone, and Halabakulito special woreda Mary Joy covers 63 Kebeles and has assisted more than 1,580,475 people
  • Target Groups: Children with particular emphasis of orphan and vulnerable children, destitute older persons, people living with HIV/AIDS, women, youth, livelihood sex workers, and factory workers are the main disadvantaged groups of people the organization paying attention to